April 30th, 2012

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Monday/Tuesday April 30/May 1 on Leros

Monday, April 30th, 2012

I arrived at 7 p.m. from Samos in the Lakki Marina a large relatively new marina with a couple enormous travel lifts for maxi catamaran haul outs and storage. I got my shower and filled the water tank. Then I decided to moor med style on the town’s waterfront only to find out that I ended up in another marina, the Leros Marina. Slightly cheaper (about $22.00) than the previous night but right in town. It was a very fast sail from Samos. A broad reach with winds from 10 to 25 knots. I sailed right by Pathmos. In the one day I met about 10 different nationalities in the boating community here. Philippe a Belgian and his Portuguese partner had me over, on “Jade”, for drinks and dinner on their boat together with Gerard a Breton. I plan sail to Astipalaia today and then on to Santorini. I may not have internet access for the next couple of days. A southerly is supposed to come in on Friday and that is the wrong direction to sail to Crete so, I may have to sit it out on Santorini for a couple of days if I cannot make it to  Northern Crete by Friday.